This article originally appeared in the May 12, 2015 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It is republished here with permission.
The Streetcar to the Atlanta BeltLine is the Right Track
By Paul Morris
The City of Atlanta is the economic heart of the region and a connection point for residents, visitors, and commuters from all over Georgia. The Atlanta Streetcar, as a component of a comprehensive transit plan, serves the metro area’s 5 million residents by strengthening Atlanta’s competitive advantage and spurring economic development that radiates outward from the city. The more than 200,000 riders that have used the streetcar since opening day in December 2014 prove that Atlantans, young and old, from all walks of life, want this opportunity for transit expansion.
Paul Morris is the President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc.